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One thing that I love about holidays is how they bookend a year. The marking of time brings memories into sharper relief. I was reminded of a Thanksgiving at my dad’s house many years ago, perhaps the first Thanksgiving where we had friends join, along with my boyfriend at the time. There was something really […]

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Last weekend I went to the Cherry Bombe Jubilee. I went there assuming that I’d feel out of my element, as I so often do in large social settings. Instead, all day, I ran into so many people whom I knew and loved, people I’d met over the years by way of the food world […]

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When I was a teenager, my first real job was at a local cafe and bakery. They were well-loved in the community: for their wedding cakes, their fancy pastries, and their delightful and new-to-me Persian treats. I learned on my first day to not smear brown avocado on a sandwich (duh!); I learned what Dutch […]

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